Tottenham Hotspur are in advanced talks with Nuno Espirito Santo and set to finally
appoint a new head coach in former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo after chairman
Daniel Levy gave the green light to the Portuguese.
Nuno Espirito Santo could soon make a return to the Premier League.
however, The North London club is refusing to comment on this latest development in
their long, drawn-out saga to appoint a new gaffer.
NSL Learnt; several news outlets in Nuno’s homeland are claiming he is on the brink of
taking over the White Hart Lane hot-seat. And The Athletic claim the Portuguese coach
is having face-to-face talks with the club’s new director of football Fabio Paratici today.
Tottenham have been searching for a new manager since April and fans have been
frustrated with the long delay.
Club chief Daniel Levy has reportedly held talks with Antonio Conte, Mauricio
Pochettino, Hansi Flick, Paulo Fonseca, Gennaro Gattuso and Julen Lopetegui about the
vacant position at the club.
Graham Potter, Julian Nagelsmann, Brendan Rodgers and Erik ten Hag have also been
linked with the job.
Earlier reports suggested Nuno could join Turkish giants Fenerbahce.
He left Wolves at the end of last season by mutual consent after guiding them to the
Championship title in 2017-18 and back-to-back seventh-place finishes in the Premier
The West Midlands side also reached the quarter-finals of the Europa League in 2019-20
but finished 13th in the Prem last term.
Nuno has significant experience on his managerial CV having previously coached Rio Ave
and Porto in Portugal and Spanish giants Valencia.
The ex-goalkeeper spent much of his playing career on the bench, helping Mourinho’s
Porto win the Champions League in 2004.
But if he did get the job he would complete a remarkable U-turn by Spurs – where senior
sources ruled him out of the running at the start of the process due to his pragmatic style
of play and his reluctance to blood young talent.